In memory of
Rev. Edward J. Dillon, age 76, of Madison, retired priest and NYPD detective, died peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Fr. Ed was born in NYC on February 8, 1943. He was raised in Brooklyn and attended St. Ephrem RC Church in Brooklyn throughout his childhood and youth. Fr. Ed graduated from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice at CUNY and joined the NYPD in 1964. He was a detective for over twenty years with 72nd Precinct. During his career he earned three separate master's degrees in theology and history from Colombia and Fordham Universities & Manhattan College. After retiring from the NYPD, Fr. Ed received the call to his vocation as a priest. He was ordained November 26, 1988 and his priestly assignments included St. Joseph's Church in Lincoln Park, Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Boonton, Bayley Ellard High School in Madison & St. Patrick's Church in Chatham. Fr. Ed was predeceased by his parents and one brother, William Dillon. He is survived by his brother, John M. Dillon and his wife, Dolores of Staten Island; his sister-in-law, Corinne Dillon; his nephews, John M. Dillon, Jr., Thomas J. Dillon, Stephen Dillon & James Dillon; his nieces, Rosemarie Logan, Maureen Fitzmaurice, Barbara Sciana & Laura Stallworth; several grandnieces and nephews, and dear friends. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a visitation to celebrate Fr. Ed's life held on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 4PM to 8PM at St. Patrick's Church, 85 Washington Ave., Chatham, NJ. (On Tuesday, the welcoming of the body service will begin at 4PM and evening prayer will be celebrated at 7:30PM) A Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10AM at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY. For condolences to the family, please visit www.madisonmemorialhome.com In lieu of flowers, Fr. Ed's family has asked that charitable contributions be made in his memory to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Paterson, 777 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ 07013.
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